My writing rules broken down one at a time.
Rule #4: Find a group of writers you have something in common with — it does not need to be genre, or age, or style.
Writing communities fulfill different needs just like different friends influence different aspects of your life.
I have several writing communities in my life. Here is a breakdown:
Storyaday: This is my writer kindred spirits group. I have been involved directly with this community the longest and it is a flexible grouping with writers being added and deleted as we move along in time. A small core group of us interact daily on Slack and/or email. The common thread in this group is SHORT STORY WRITING.